Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark Dies at 93

04 11 Us Attorney Ramsey Clark Dies At 93

Former U.S. Attorney General and legal activist Ramsey Clark has passed away at the age of 93.

His granddaughter Taylor Clark says he passed away at his New York home on Friday.

Ramsey Clark served as attorney general for President Lyndon B. Johnson and is recognized for supervising the drafting of the 1968 Civil Rights Act.

He became a critic of the war in Vietnam later on and served as the defense attorney for Saddam Hussein.

Clark went to Tehran to represent the former Iraqi dictator during his trial for crimes against humanity.

Clark received a number of awards in his life, including the Gandhi Peace Award in 1992.